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Web Exclusive: A Hospital Prevents Readmissions, but Threatens Revenue
An asthma prevention program at Children's Hospital Boston has drastically reduced emergency room visits and...
Web Exclusive: Gawande on Checklists: Why Don't Hospitals Use Them?
Surgeon and author Atul Gawande speaks to a hospital audience about how hard it is to get providers to adopt...
Web Exclusive: Top 10 Healthcare Quality Issues for 2011
Here are the top quality challenges healthcare providers will face in 2011—many, such as imaging exposure...
Tampa Bay hospitals ring in the new year by going tobacco-free
Hospitals around the Tampa Bay region are ringing in 2011 with a healthy resolution long in the works: extinguishing...
So young and so many pills
These days, the medicine cabinet is truly a family affair. More than a quarter of U.S. kids and teens are taking a...
Health plans for high-risk patients attracting fewer, costing more than expected
An early feature of the new healthcare law that allows people who are already sick to get insurance to cover their...
Web Exclusive: Can ACOs Crack the Healthcare Payment Code?
The multi-year march toward an overhaul of the nation's healthcare delivery system begins this week. The...
South Carolina to cover obesity surgery next year
Obese government workers in South Carolina can get stomach-shrinking surgery through the state health plan under a...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
US sees drop in dangerous hospital staph illnesses
Aggressive, drug-resistant staph infections caught in hospitals or from medical treatment are becoming scarcer, another...